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To: JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; DollyCali; ...
Love your beautiful opening today and the wintry poem! Thank you, ladies.

Happy February!

~FEBRUARY~
The Month of Love!


18 posted on 02/01/2011 6:04:53 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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Counterfeits Of The Heart
February 1, 2011

True stories about deceit and deception can sound stranger than fiction. According to an AP news item, a Georgia woman was arrested after trying to pay for more than $1,500 in purchases with a million-dollar counterfeit bill. When questioned, the embarrassed patron claimed to have been misled, saying that the fake money had been given to her by her ex-husband, who was a coin collector.

The size of the bill makes us question whether anyone could really have been misled into thinking it was real. But maybe that makes it a good illustration of the almost unbelievable problem of self-deception that the prophet warns us about. When Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (17:9 ESV), he expresses a sense of amazement that is beyond our ability to grasp. Here the prophet is not saying that some of us have a problem being honest with ourselves; he is claiming that everyone does.

Thankfully, God searches our hearts and understands what we cannot see (v.10). He gives us every reason to say, “Lord, we need Your help. Please show us whether we are being honest with ourselves and You. If we aren’t, help us to change and rely on You rather than on ourselves.”

Search me, O God, and know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts I pray.
See if there be some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin and set me free. —Orr

The only way to survive in a world of deception is by trusting the One who will never deceive us.

Read: Jeremiah 17:5-11

The heart is deceitful above all things. —Jeremiah 17:9
Bible in a year:
Exodus 27-28; Matthew 21:1-22


21 posted on 02/01/2011 6:13:14 AM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: jaycee

Oh My Goodness! I WANT that Puppy!


22 posted on 02/01/2011 6:13:26 AM PST by left that other site
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To: jaycee

Awe that is so very cute, makes me want a puppy...the 2 old geezers I have wouldn’t like it.


26 posted on 02/01/2011 6:20:13 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: jaycee

Awwww


28 posted on 02/01/2011 6:23:39 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: jaycee
What a cute puppy, JC!
You think he woujld like to be friends
With the Valentine kitty?


34 posted on 02/01/2011 7:11:18 AM PST by yorkie
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To: jaycee
Awwwww, I want that puppy. I love it to pieces. Morning, jaycee, and thank you - Happy February to you!


49 posted on 02/01/2011 9:27:50 AM PST by Billie
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Yikes! Until yorkie’s picture of the kitty, I didn’t notice the heart shape on your puppy - I was concentrating on that sweet face!


52 posted on 02/01/2011 9:34:22 AM PST by Billie
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